Skip to comments.Big Rally Tonight At Walter Reedís Front Gate! Week 323, June 24, 2011
Posted on 06/25/2011 7:40:44 PM PDT by kburi
Twenty FReepers and visitors handled the four corners tonight. Finally, it was a perfect weather-wise evening. The energy on the four corners and from the passing cars made the 323rd consecutive Friday night to support the wounded warriors, a night to remember. VictoryNY and TammyCat really turn up the tempo.
Its hard to believe that there are only four more Friday evenings that dinner buses from Walter Reed will take the troops to Friday night dinners. July 22 is the last Friday night scheduled.
After that, the Aleethia Foundation will coordinate these dinners from Bethesda Medical Center.
The DC Chapter will continue at the front gates of Walter Reed until August 26. Walter Reed officially closes during the last week of August .
Five members of the American Legion Post 68, Olney, Md, joined us tonight. Mrs Trooprally, a member of Post 68, is a Friday night regular at Walter Reed.
Mr and Mrs Trooprally are responsible for the Saturday morning Support the Troops rallies in Olney, which counter the anti-war/troop clowns at the major intersection in Olney.
Olney is seven miles north of Walter Reed on Georgia Ave.
Ambulances are still bringing wounded warriors to Walter Reed. Two arrived early tonight as we were setting up. God bless our soldiers.
BufordP got a surprise when a WW2 Navy veteran pulled over and asked what was our purpose for being in front of Walter Reed . He was pleased to hear about our support for the troops.
Trooprally reported a lady driver, at the stoplight shouted Im going to miss you all on my Friday night drive home.
Two delicious pizzas and chocolate chip cookies highlighted breaks this mild evening.
One bus tonight which returned to Walter Reed after we had left.
HONOR ROLL for June 24, 2011
Mr. and Mrs Trooprally, CindyTrueSupporter, BufordP, GunsAreOK, Kburi, Lurker Bill, TammyCat, Fraxinus, Lurker Jim, Bryan and Terry, TammyCat, VictoryNY. PresUSA222, Allie, Glen, Carl, Kenneth and Halsey
Three moonbats tonight.
Then two more just before 9pm.
Much earlier, a patrol car was parked right by the moonbats. After a while, an officer got out and appeared to confiscate at least one of their signs.
They have been repeatedly warned exactly where their signs are allowed. Tonight they may have encroached too much.
The DC Chapter invites you to join us every Friday night between the hours of 6:30pm to approximately 9:30pm. The last Walter Reed dinner bus is scheduled for July 22nd (tentatively). And we plan to soldier on until the gates are formally closed in August (August 26th?). So the clock is ticking and we would be honored to have you join us before these long term consecutive Friday evening rallies come to a close.
BufordP's Walter Reed FReep archive
Trooprally and PresUSA222
Kburi and Allie
Fraxinus, Terry and Bryan
Sunset over Walter Reed (only 9 more evenings are left)
God bless you all.
Around here (Mid coast Maine) Friday is ‘Red Shirt Friday’ in support of the troops,especially at Togus VA.
I always think of you guys when I put on one of my red shirts.
I have had the oportunity to stand with you at Walter Reed. It was my honor to do so.
Any plans for Bethesda ?
Congratulations to all of you for your wonderful effort. 323rd consecutive is amazing!
For some reason your AAR made my computer screen fog up. The story of the years of faithful duty supporting the troops that you Freepers have performed should go down in history books. It is uniquely American. We are a hardy people and you all have proved that again and again. I praise you, I appreciate you and I love you all;. God bless you every one.
Thank you all for doing this. God Bless you all.
Can’t wait to join all you DC area patriots on July 22nd! Bless you all for all you do to honor our heroes!
Thanks for your comments.
Although, all of you have different backgrounds, you all have in common, reading our after action reports, and we thank you.
Wish you could join us before this Friday night Walter Reed journey is over.
But our journey to Support the Troops and their families will never be over.
You have no idea how badly I want to come and spend one Friday evening with you. I keep trying to talk my BIL into driving me, but since he left D.C. he refuses to go back. I will continue to nag though.